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DJ Vernell Byrd invites the best DJs of the Chicago House Music scene into the studio for a relaxed conversation about the state of House Music. Then they take a few minutes to spin some music. Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. Music played on this podcast is used as part of a demonstration of DJ Mixing skill and technique.

DJ Vernell Byrd invites the best DJs of the Chicago House Music scene into the studio for a relaxed conversation about the state of House Music. Then they take a few minutes to spin some music. Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. Music played on this podcast is used as part of a demonstration of DJ Mixing skill and technique.

Location:

United States

Description:

DJ Vernell Byrd invites the best DJs of the Chicago House Music scene into the studio for a relaxed conversation about the state of House Music. Then they take a few minutes to spin some music. Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. Music played on this podcast is used as part of a demonstration of DJ Mixing skill and technique.

Language:

English

Contact:

8156777093


Episodes

Where Did House Music Begin? NYC or Chi - Part 4 of 4 Guest Matt Anniss

4/28/2021
DJ Vernell Byrd and Co-Host Walt McFarland speak with author Matt Anniss about his article in Red Bull Magazine entitled "The Birth of House Music in New York" about the origins of House Music and how his article has been used to further an erroneous myth that House began in NYC. Includes an interview and a mix by DJ Tony Madd. This is Part 4 of a 4 part series The music used is for promotional use only. We don't own the rights to it. send correspondence to gerald@riverrockent.com Be a...

Duration:02:17:37

Where did House Music Begin? NYC or Chi - Part 3 of 4 Guest Kirk Burrowes

4/13/2021
DJ Vernell Byrd and Co-Host Walt McFarland speak with Kirk Burrowes, NYC Resident and Co-Founder of Bad Boy Entertainment about the origins of House Music. Includes an interview and a mix by DJ Vernell Byrd. This is Part 3 of a 4 part series The music used is for promotional use only. We don't own the rights to it. send correspondence to gerald@riverrockent.com Be a Producer by making a donation at patreon.com/thebyrdsnest If you like the music we include in our commentary, you can...

Duration:02:02:15

Where Did House Music Begin? NYC of Chi - Part 2 of 4 Guest Jesse Saunders

3/29/2021
DJ Vernell Byrd and Co-Host Walt McFarland speak with Artist, Producer, DJ, House Pioneer and Author Jesse Saunders about the origins of House Music and his part in it. Includes an interview and a mix by DJ Jesse Saunders. This is Part 2 of a 4 part series. The music used is for promotional use only. We don't own the rights to it. send correspondence to gerald@riverrockent.comBe a Producer by making a donation at patreon.com/thebyrdsnest If you like the music we include in our...

Duration:01:46:10

Where Did House Music Begin? NYC or Chi - Part 1 of 4 Guest JR Jordan

3/17/2021
DJ Vernell Byrd and Co-Host Walt McFarland speak with JR Jordan, Songwriter and Vocalist of House Classics like Fantasy Girl about the origins of the House Sound. Includes an interview and a mix by DJ Vernell Byrd. This is Part 1 of a 4 part series. The music used is for promotional use only. We don't own the rights to it. send correspondence to gerald@riverrockent.comBe a Producer by making a donation at patreon.com/thebyrdsnest If you like the music we include in our commentary, you...

Duration:01:51:22

How Covid -19 is Impacting the House Music Scene in Chicago

3/2/2021
DJ Vernell Byrd talks to House Music/Nightlife Industry Vets about how Covid-19 and the lockdown are hitting the House Music Scene in Chicago. This episode features interviews with Walt McFarland of the Househead Calendar and Byrd's Nest Executive Producer Gerald Lott and a mix by DJ Vernell Byrd. The music used is for promotional use only. We don't own the rights to it. send correspondence to gerald@riverrockent.comBe a Producer by making a donation at patreon.com/thebyrdsnest If you like...

Duration:02:03:02

How WBMX and the Hot Mix 5 impacted Chicago and House Music as a whole - Part 4

2/15/2021
DJ Vernell Byrd and Co-Host DJ Lori Branch take a deep look into the phenomenon of the WBMX Hot Mix 5, what they meant to Chicago and to House Music in general. This is Episode 4 of a 4 part series. This episode features interviews with DJ and Producer Craig Loftis aka The Grand high Priest, DJ/Producer Rick Lenoir and Micah E. Salkind, author of the book "Do You Remember House? Chicago's Queer of Color Undergrounds" and a mix by Kenny "Jammin' Jason that played on WBMX in 1985. The music...

Duration:01:55:25

How WBMX and the Hot Mix 5 impacted Chicago and House Music as a whole - Part 3

2/1/2021
DJ Vernell Byrd and Co-Host DJ Lori Branch take a deep look into the phenomenon of the WBMX Hot Mix 5, what they meant to Chicago and to House Music in general. This is Episode 3 of a 4 part series. This episode features interviews with DJ and Radio Personality, The First Lady aka Kris Hutchinson and Micah E. Salkind, author of the book "Do You Remember House? Chicago's Queer of Color Undergrounds" and a mix by Mickey "Mixin'" Oliver that played on WBMX in 1985. The music used is for...

Duration:01:19:55

How WBMX and the Hot Mix 5 impacted Chicago and House Music as a whole - Part 2

1/18/2021
DJ Vernell Byrd and Co-Host DJ Lori Branch take a deep look into the phenomenon of the WBMX Hot Mix 5, what they meant to Chicago and to House Music in general. This is Episode 2 of a 4 part series. This episode features interviews and a mix by Farley "Jackmaster" Funk from the Summer of 1984. This episode also features DJ David Britton and Lee Michaels, the Program Director of WBMX during the early 80's that put the Hot Mix 5 together.The music used is for promotional use only. We don't own...

Duration:01:35:19

How WBMX and the Hot Mix 5 impacted Chicago and House Music as a whole - Part 1

1/4/2021
DJ Vernell Byrd and Co-Host DJ Lori Branch take a deep look into the phenomenon of the WBMX Hot Mix 5, what they meant to Chicago and to House Music in general. This is Episode 1 of a 4 part series. This episode features interviews and a mix by Ralph "Rockin" Rosario from September of 1984. This episode features Research Producer, Jason Reagan, DJ Scooter B and Lauren Lowery, Archivist for the Modern Dance Music Research and Archiving Foundation.The music used is for promotional use only. We...

Duration:01:24:54

A Conversation with Artist Sheree Hicks 042720

4/27/2020
A candid conversation between DJ Vernell Byrd and Artist and Music Legend Sheree Hicks with a live in-studio mix of Sheree's Music. heree Hicks is an undercover, music industry legend. She is known for her vocal ability, vocal arrangements, and mainly her writing skills. She has been in the industry professionally for over 25 years and has not skipped a beat. She is seasoned, yet fresh and current for soul music. Her personal sound is very smooth, soulful, and soothing to the ear, however;...

Duration:02:06:51

A Conversation with DJ Emmaculate 031020

3/18/2020
After 30 years in music, our guest DJ Emmaculate has found himself releasing music on T's Box records, producing for artists in multiple genres and enjoying life as a top tier DJ. Join us for a candid conversation between DJ Vernell Byrd and DJ Emmaculate with a live in-studio mix of House Music. This episode includes some explicit language. The music used is for promotional use only. We don't own the rights to it. send correspondence to gerald@riverrockent.com Be a Producer by making a...

Duration:02:05:57

A Conversation with DJ Lil John 021720

2/20/2020
A candid conversation between DJ Vernell Byrd and DJ and DJ Lil John of 106.3FM with a live in-studio mix of House Music. This episode includes some explicit language. The music used is for promotional use only. We don't own the rights to it. send correspondence to gerald@riverrockent.com Be a Producer by making a donation at patreon.com/thebyrdsnest Check out other episodes at www.thebyrdsnestpodcast.com

Duration:01:41:55

A Conversation with DJ Lori Branch 020320

2/4/2020
Oh how the tables have turned...DJ Vernell Byrd interviews the interviewer, DJ Lori Branch. She's a House Music Pioneer, Premier DJ and the Host of Vintage House on WNUR-FM. Join Lori and Vernell for a great conversation followed by an even better mix. The music used is for promotional use only. We don't own the rights to it. send correspondence to gerald@riverrockent.com Be a Producer of the Byrd's Nest Podcast by making a donation at patreon.com/thebyrdsnest

Duration:01:32:14

A Conversation with DJ Peace RTG 011420

1/14/2020
A candid conversation between DJ Vernell Byrd and DJ Peace RTG with a live in-studio mix of House Music. In 1983 Michael Jackson introduced us to the moonwalk, Marvin Gaye did a soulful rendition of the Star Spangled banner before the NBA All Star Game and Peace became fascinated by the sounds of Disco. Disco made way for House and the rest is melodic history. Back then, House wasn’t just the music you played, House was a lifestyle and Peace was living it. From digging for vinyl at record...

Duration:01:42:43

A Conversation with DJ Stacy Kidd 120919

12/10/2019
A candid conversation between DJ Vernell Byrd and DJ Stacy Kidd with a live in-studio mix of House Music. 3 Time Gold Selling Producer Stacy Kidd is one of Chicago's Great Producers and most Prolific, releasing tracks on labels such as Dance Mania, Circuit, Defected, Warner Music Group, Peacefrog, Ministry Of Sound, Huge, Riviera, Dust Traxx, Daddy, After Midnight, Moody, Celebrity, ChicagoSoundSource, Tilted, Yellorange, Kailash, Bumpin City, Basement Boys, Real Right, Dirty Muzik, DiY,...

Duration:01:41:47

A Conversation with Joe Smooth 102819

10/28/2019
A candid conversation between DJ Vernell Byrd and House Music Legend Joe Smooth with a live in-studio mix of House Music. Besides writing the first House Music Anthem "Promised Land", Joe has gone on to create over 1000 songs, DJ's internationally and owns 4 record labels. The music used is for promotional use only. We don't own the rights to it. send correspondence to gerald@riverrockent.com Be a Producer of the Byrd's Nest Podcast by making a donation at patreon.com/thebyrdsnest Check out...

Duration:01:44:45

A Conversation with Maurice Joshua 101519

10/15/2019
A candid conversation between DJ Vernell Byrd and DJ and Grammy Award Winning DJ Maurice Joshua with a live in-studio mix of House Music. This episode includes some explicit language. The music used is for promotional use only. We don't own the rights to it. send correspondence to gerald@riverrockent.com Be a Producer by making a donation at patreon.com/thebyrdsnest Check out other episodes at www.thebyrdsnestpodcast.com

Duration:01:49:47

A Conversation with Hula Mahone 100119

10/1/2019
A candid conversation between DJ Vernell Byrd and Grammy Award winning Producer and DJ Hula Mahone with a live in-studio mix of House Music. It's not everyday that a legend in House Music discusses where it all began, the origins of classics like THE PERCOLATOR and how the world sees House Music. This episode includes some explicit language. The music used is for promotional use only. We don't own the rights to it. send correspondence to gerald@riverrockent.com Be a Producer by making a...

Duration:01:57:14

A Conversation with DJ Craig Loftis aka The Grand High Priest and partner, Tonka Toi 090919

9/9/2019
A candid conversation between DJ Vernell Byrd and DJ Craig Loftis aka The Grand High Priest and his partner in The Lodge, Tonka Toi with a live in-studio mix of House Music. Craig Loftis has been a major player on the House Music scene for over 4 decades. He started as a manager and engineer for Frankie Knuckles at the original Warehouse, went on to engineer for DJ International and has put out hundreds of songs, mixes and remixes. DJ Vernell catches up with Craig aka The Grand High Priest...

Duration:01:51:48

A Conversation with Angie Tee and DJ Wayne Williams 082019

8/20/2019
A candid conversation between DJ Vernell Byrd and Angie Tee, Ambassador and Promoter for the Chosen Few DJs and DJ Wayne Williams with a live in-studio mix of House Music. The music used is for promotional use only. We don't own the rights to it. send correspondence to gerald@riverrockent.com Be a Producer by making a donation at patreon.com/thebyrdsnest or on PayPal

Duration:01:56:33